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20 days ago, we challenged our community of creators with the task of conveying "raw power" in the form of game concept art. Here are the results.

Posted by INtense! on Jun 19th, 2008

After literally tons of ideas and concepts were posted and discussed in the forums, the final 16 you see below managed to complete their piece of art in the timeline provided. The challenge proposed by Dell was to "put forth your best original concept imagery that showcases raw, unbridled, untamed power in any form". Here are the entries we received:

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There can only be one winner, and that winner (decided by Mod DB staff judges is... *cue drumroll*)

Raw Power Concept Art

This entry from audi100 won because it followed all of the rules of the competition (is concept art, posted in the thread) and it conveys true raw power in the form of giant red demon. Audi100 will be receiving the $500 cash first prize thanks to Dell. Here are a few more entries we thought conveyed the idea of "raw power" brilliantly.

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To all the other entrants, thanks for participating. I throughly enjoyed seeing the art evolve in the concepts thread, and learnt a lot from the process.

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x986123 Jun 19 2008 says:


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Wraiyth Jun 19 2008 says:

Congrats to audi100. All the concept art entered into the com was great, great to see a good bit of community involvement here.

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Henley Jun 19 2008 says:

yes it was very close heated discussion over the winners tho, but in the end there could only be one winner!

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BunnyJen Jun 19 2008 says:

Congrats to audi100 and to everyone for entering..You all have a great portfolio piece thanks to this :)

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creamola Jun 19 2008 says:

First time I saw the winning image I thought "wow, that image really do radiate a feeling of raw power". Good to see that the right image won :)

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oldyogurt Jun 19 2008 says:

Congrats audi, definitely a great image.

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kinesis916 Jun 19 2008 says:

Congratulations to the winner. But also to everyone who made it. There is some cracking work there.

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audi100 Jun 19 2008 says:

That is awesome thx so much :D.
Currently saving for a laptop so this is really helping me out :).

I'd either voted for the comic strip the devil rising, elezzarks image or oldyogurts entry. Tough decision as they all have theyr own appealing style and story which could make up a great game.

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OkeiDo Jun 19 2008 says:

Audi's entry was really something special, congrats to the first prize! But wow, look at all those amazing pieces. Cashprizes will always bring out the best of people :). Good job everyone!

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Domipheus Jun 19 2008 says:

nice work audi!

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Uribaani Jun 19 2008 says:

"This entry from audi100 won because it followed all of the rules of the competition (is concept art, posted in the thread)" wich entries didnt then? O.o

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INtense! Jun 19 2008 replied:

they all pretty much followed the rules - this entry just did so better and was judged on heaps of factors

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Bird_of_Prey Jun 19 2008 says:

Congrats audi100! And well done to everyone else. Here's to next time! :D

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Noesis_Interactive Jun 19 2008 says:

Congratulations Audi, I was instantly drawn to your piece the first time I saw it. Everyone else did a great job as well and it would be really cool if the concept art competition could become a regular thing on ModDB! (C'mon Dell, keep throwing us those cash prizes, ha ha)

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Elezzzark Jun 19 2008 says:

Congratulations Audi... e_e

Congratulations to all participants of this contest for incresasing the experience =).

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razorb Jun 19 2008 says:

yea! i would like to join the next one :D ... is there a chance of another?

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Otreum Jun 20 2008 says:

Damn, maybe I should have entered this competition :P
The only picture I liked was the winning one lol.

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SinKing Jun 20 2008 says:

The demon looks like a real nice guy, though. Maybe a bit retarded, but essentially he doesn't look evil. Maybe that was supposed this way, but him attacking the fortress with that big stoned smile on his face, is somewhat amusing.

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creamola Jun 20 2008 replied:

I would more say that it is the look of someone who is beeing confident of easily winning the battle while at the same time enjoying what he is doing. The eyes convey a feeling of thirst for more power. The reason it might look abit retarded would be that the eye to the right should have had it's pupil slightly lower to be in sync with the left eye. I'd say that eyes are the hardest part to make when drawing a picture.

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Drenwick Jun 20 2008 says:

Congratz Audi! I love that piece and the two planets crushing together.

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Lt_Veron Jun 20 2008 says:

i wish i could draw like you guys:|

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wiredgear Jun 20 2008 says:

Awesome job Audi :) I knew you'd be the one taking the grand prize! Till next time I hope! It was fun.

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BigBird Jun 21 2008 says:

Congratulations Audi and great work to all those who put in the time and effort into their creative works!

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Otreum Jun 21 2008 says:

Let us know what you spend all that yummy cash on...
That is of course if it's appropriate.

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audi100 Jun 22 2008 says:

As stated above the money will probably be spend for a laptop. Buy maybe a Wacom A5 as my current tablet is pretty used up already :P.

@ Sinking yeah he should look like he is having fun destroying that fortress. So not by all means evil. And yes the eyes are slightly asymetrical, did notice that after Submission so that was not intended.

Thank you all for the Comments/Congratulations :)

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Crispy Jun 22 2008 says:

20 days is a bit short for a competition like this (a month would be better) and this comp wasn't given as long on the front page ticker as the first one. With that in mind I wonder how many other entries we might have seen with that extra 10 days and more promotion.

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Vecinu_de_la_Patru Jun 22 2008 says:

Congratulations audio100, that is excellent work ! I hope you continue to bring exceptional art work to the community.

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Psycho_Sam Jul 6 2008 says:

Really nice artwork guys!

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mikejkelley Jul 7 2008 says:

"After literally tons of ideas and concepts were posted..."

Well, no, not literally... (the constant misuse of "literally" is a pet peeve of mine).

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paranoidMonkey Jul 20 2008 says:

Nice! congrats for the winner!
Can anyone tell me who did the fourth concept at the top? Thanks

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HaloStrike Aug 11 2008 says:

audi100 youve created a monster!! xD

Really awesome job! My second favourite is the one with the three futuristic soldiers.

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Kasplatt Nov 2 2009 says:

Hahaha finally realised where those colliding planets come from now!

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